Scout Name: _________________________________________________ Unit #: _______________ Date: _______________
Requirements Last Revised: Pre 1982 American Heritage - Page 1 of 11
Merit Badge Requirements
1) Do ONE of the following:
A) Make a map of your area. Mark the points of historical interest. Show your map in your classroom or troop meeting
place. Tell about the points of historical interest.
B) Research an event of historical importance that took place in or near your area. If possible, visit the place where the event
took place. Tell your class or troop about the event and its impact on local history. Describe what it looked like then and
C) Find out when, why, and how your town or neighborhood started. What ethnic, national, or racial groups played a part?
Find out how it has changed over the past 50 years. Try to explain why.
2) Do ONE of the following:
A) Explain what is meant by the national Register of Historic Places. Tell about any National Register properties in your
area. Describe how a property becomes eligible for listing.
B) Find something in your area that seems to qualify for National Register listing. Bring it to the attention of the Historic
Preservation Officer for your state. Assist him or her, in any way possible, to nominate it for inclusion in the National
3) Choose ONE of the following; describe its adoption; tell about any changes since its adoption.
A) The Flag B) The Pledge of Allegiance C) The Seal D) The Motto E) The National Anthem
4) Choose an event, a period, or a person from United States history that you would like to know more about. Do FOUR of the
following for the subject chosen:
A) Read a biography, approved by your counselor, of the person chosen. Tell some things you admire about the person. Tell
some things you do not admire. Explain why you think this person had made a go